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(After all, straight women and gay men don’t mate with one another.) However, this is precisely the reasoning behind my approach.
Because gay men don’t mate with women – or compete with them for mates – women feel a certain level of comfort with gay men, and the process of forming a close friendship can occur relatively quickly.
And even if we did all love and appreciate one another, sometimes we want to be with people just like ourselves. It seems that most AIDS-service organizations and AIDS activist groups sprung forth from gay hands.
People in charge of the Live Chat app, making sure that everything works as intended.
A passionate bunch, constantly coming up with new ideas and bringing them to life.
But with society’s attitudes toward gays and lesbians changing, it’s become all the more important to build a holistic understanding of the relationships between gay and straight people.
As a researcher in social psychology, I’ve often wondered: why During the course of my research, I’ve discovered that the most interesting, compelling – and, arguably, most theoretically coherent – explanation is through the lens of evolution.